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DOH Issues Request for Information on Tasking Tool for Community-Based Long Term Care Services

The Department of Health (DOH) has released a request for information (RFI) related to the implementation of a uniform task-based assessment tool or uniform tasking tool (UTT) to be used by Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), including Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) plans, and Local Departments of Social Services (LDSSs) to help standardize utilization of community-based long term care services. The RFI stems from legislation enacted as part of last year's budget in response to extraordinary growth in MLTC enrollment and utilization of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS).

Through this RFI, DOH is soliciting information from vendors and interested parties regarding industry-accepted tasking tool solutions and/or algorithms that can use outputs from the interRAI Community Health Assessment (CHA) to help inform service plans authorized by managed care plans and LDSSs. DOH seeks to:

  • Identify the options or different types of commonly used and industry-accepted tasking tool solutions and/or algorithms available in the market.
  • Understand the advantages or disadvantages of these available tasking tool solutions and/or algorithms.
  • Identify the requirements and timelines related to the implementation of different types of tasking tool solutions and/or algorithms.

Although it welcomes input from all interested parties, DOH is especially interested in receiving feedback from entities that have developed an established tasking tool solution and/or algorithm that can be used to inform care plans and the hours of personal care and CDPAS that a beneficiary may need.

Responses are due by June 3, 2021 and may be submitted here

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8838